Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.


Stories by Kitty Felde

Late Dodger Owner Elected to Hall of Fame

Walter O'Malley, the man who brought big league baseball to Los Angeles, finally has made it into baseball's hallowed Hall of Fame. The late Dodger owner was one of five baseball legends selected for induction this year. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has this portrait.

Reagan Library Opens Up Former First Lady's Closet

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is displaying the former first lady's designer gowns and other outfits in a new exhibit called "Nancy Reagan: A First Lady's Style." KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde toured the exhibit with Reagan Library Executive Director Duke Blackwood.

International Students Dissect American Electoral Process

Perhaps the most astute observer of American politics is a 19th century French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville. His quest was to understand American democracy. He said, "I wanted to know it, if only to know what we ought to hope or fear from it." KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde speaks with a group of Fulbright scholars from around the world who have their own observations about 21st century American democracy.

Officials Explore Mass Transit Possibilities for L.A.'s Westside

State and local officials met this week to discuss the possibility of bringing a subway or light rail line to L.A.'s Westside. The meeting was, appropriately enough, at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

New Way of Choosing GOP Delegates in CA

Rudy Giuliani has a two-to-one lead over the rest of the Republican Presidential field in California. That's according to the latest Field Poll. Conventional thinking would be that Giuliani has California sewn up. But that's not as big a deal as it once was. The California Republican Party has changed the way it delegates its delegates. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde continues our coverage of the California primary.

Azusa Street Has Ghostly Past

KPCC's Kitty Felde tells the ghostly tale of Dalton Avenue in Azusa as part of a special Halloween version of her "Street Stories" series.

Former Dodger Manager Continues to Share Words of Wisdom

A biography of former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda is now on bookshelves. It's called "I Live for This!" KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has been talking with Lasorda and concludes her conversation with the man described as "the Santa Claus of baseball."

Presidential Candidates Stay Away from the Golden State as Fires Rage

President Bush visited Southern California last week to take an aerial tour of fire-stricken areas and talk with victims, but nearly all the folks who would like to replace President Bush in the White House have stayed away from Southern California. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde examines the potential pitfalls for presidential candidates in how they respond to disasters.

'Two Minutes with Tommy, Part Three:' A Conversation with Tommy Lasorda

As the World Series continues, KPCC's Kitty Felde continues her series of conversations with former Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda about his baseball career. In part three, Lasorda remembers the days when ballplayers didn't even have a glove.

Former Dodger Manager Waxes Poetic About Baseball

The Boston Red Sox trounced the Colorado Rockies 13-1 in game one of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Red Sox got a strong start from star pitcher Josh Beckett in the lopsided victory. Former Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda started his career as a pitcher. He was on the legendary 1955 Brooklyn team that finally won the World Series. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde continues her "two minutes with Tommy."

Does Early Primary Mean California Will See More Presidential Candidates?

California's early primary on February 5 means it's more likely presidential candidates will pay early visits to the Golden State, but how can California best capitalize on those face-to-face encounters? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde concludes her three-part series on what folks in New Hampshire can teach Californians about an early primary.

California May Take a Lesson from the Granite State on Primary Politics

February 5 will be the earliest presidential primary in California history, but early primaries are old hat for those who live in the New Hampshire. It's prided itself on holding the earliest presidential primary in the nation since 1920. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde visited Concord, New Hampshire.

Will California's Early Primary Make a Difference?

In just over three months, Californians will cast ballots in the state's earliest presidential primary in history. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes a look at the looming February 5 primary and whether it'll make a difference.

Latino Voters Loom Large in Presidential Primary

Latinos have played an important role in presidential politics in California for a surprisingly long time. In the upcoming presidential primary, Latinos could cast nearly one in five votes. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde continues our series of stories leading up to the February primary.

Caltrans Begins Preliminary Investigation on I-5 Tunnel Fire

Interstate 5 is open in both directions once again, though traffic southbound will be heavier than usual because of the mix of cars and trucks on the highway. Two transition roads on the Southbound 5 remain closed indefinitely: The one that sends traffic to the Northbound 14, and the southbound truck bypass tunnel. That's where Friday night's deadly crash and fire happened. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has the latest on repairs to the Newhall Pass truck tunnel.